Thursday, January 22, 2009
I would like to talk about a couple of items that I have in my Etsy shop. You see I know that it is hard to tell what an item looks like on a dressform which I am using to photograph the garments, so I thought I would take some time and talk about each item. The first item I would like to present is the Strike it Rich Gold Trenchcoat, when you put this coat on you will feel like you have hit the jackpot, because #1 the price and #2 the fact that it is so well made. I really took some time and thought this over and over, what to do with this beautiful piece of fabric that was sent to me by my sister in Chicago. She told me to do whatever I wanted with the fabric, she was going to make drapes but decided not to or she changed her decor. I thought "what can I do with drapery fabric" But when I received the fabric I was surprised at how beautiful it was and how it was so easy to sew. The fabric is a heavy drapery taffeta that has a kind of jaquard design. Then to top it off, I remembered the beautiful buttons that I had ordered from Buttonsgalore they are amber colored rhinestone buttons. When I put these buttons next to the fabric they looked delicious. So there I had the buttons, the fabric now the hunt for the perfect lining and wouldn't you know it, I found the lining at Hancocks fabric. I chose a bright yellow lining because I wanted the lining to contrast without making the coat hard to wear with other garments. The great thing about this coat is you can wear it as a dress. It is a great traveling piece because you don't have to iron it. Can't you see yourself "stepping off the plane" in this beautiful coat. You can email me or comment on this post if you would like more information about this coat. It is one of a kind and the nice thing about a trench is that it will not go out of style, it is a great piece to wear anytime. Oh and isn't it great that I found the pin to match the buttons? This is a great buy and if you mention my blog when you purchase it I will give you 20% off the price. Check it out.